You better not go making a widder-woman out of my wife!<quoted text>Oh Mrs. Chix would never agree to raise taxes on me. If she does that then it would mean she just may become a widow earlier then expected. Understand chicken?
She'll not thank you for it, to be sure.
Instead, you ought to cultivate, much more assiduously, an amiable relationship with me, or face a tax hike, or worse, re-possession!
Meet me at the Old Well, at noon tomorrow, and we'll talk.
Pay no attention to my shiny hatchet.